In other words, Americans aren’t working due to leftist policies, and so we need a safety net to save Americans from leftist policy. Let’s review:
• The American left elected politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and our country has taken a severe downturn.
• The American left then elected a community organizer who became a politician as the result of a robust affirmative action commissariat in the greater Chicago area (and who knows what other alien powers were involved), and everything turned even worse.
• By the term “turning worse,” we mean to suggest that Americans who were working suddenly weren’t, and that Americans who had health insurance suddenly didn’t. That can’t be too hard to grasp, can it?
The above examples of leftist policies and their results created a demand for a safety net which, as is most often the case, any program designed for people who vote for progressives, paid for by individuals who actually work for a living and are more often than not, conservative voters. Essentially, they are hard working people who don’t buy in to the hope and change meme favored by leftist morons.
We do not use the term “moron” as an ad hominem attack on anyone; it is rather a precisely accurate description of anyone who thinks that socialist nations ever actually succeed, socially, or economically, or that a minority of any population can long support a majority of that population. Doesn’t the money finally run out? If not, could you let us know how and we can apply that to our households, please? Clearly, then, one has to be a complete moron to accede to the above kinds of arguments, but it does get even better.
Here is a quote attributed to Ed Kilgore, a man whose parents were obviously siblings: “These are by any definition ‘wedge issues’ which divide Republicans and counter GOP advantages among independents. They also force Republicans to counter-arguments that expose the underlying radicalism of conservative ideology. There’s absolutely no reason on earth Democrats shouldn’t talk about them at every available opportunity.”
Forgive us as we continue to struggle with the proposition that conservative ideology, which is to say, the tenets of classical liberalism, can be regarded by anyone as radicalism —unless that person is a bona fide bonehead. Kilgore was joined by another of his persuasion named Jonathan Chait, who offered this inane connection: “I believe this because the virulent opposition to the welfare state we see here is almost completely unique among major conservative parties of the world.”
This could be true of course, maybe conservatives in other countries are just nuts about the welfare state but, given that the United States is unique in the world —and while it is true that we do have too many idiots (which is to say, those who identify with and support progressive programs), we have far fewer within our borders than at any other place in the entire world. And we wonder if Sargent, Kilgore, or Chait have noticed that socialism (e.g., the welfare state) is unraveling throughout the entire world. We suppose they didn’t get that memo. Still, the incongruity of the argument is this: just because leftists keep repeating in the popular press that conservatism is radical because we don’t support and champion the welfare state doesn’t make it so. By the way, contrary to the leftists in the popular press, conservatism also doesn’t champion having the truly needy and sick dying in the streets. But, that’s another post.
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Z and M